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Keothavong vows to bounce back after whitewash

PUBLISHED: 16:17 29 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:14 07 September 2010

CUMBERLAND S Anne Keothavong this week vowed to bounce back following her French Open whitewash by World No.1 Dinara Safina, writes Patrick Mooney. The British No.1 did not play badly but she was simply outclassed by the top seed at Roland Garros. I m no

CUMBERLAND'S Anne Keothavong this week vowed to bounce back following her French Open whitewash by World No.1 Dinara Safina, writes Patrick Mooney.

The British No.1 did not play badly but she was simply outclassed by the top seed at Roland Garros.

"I'm not going to walk out of here and slit my wrists or anything," said the 25-year-old. "Overall I can be pleased with my clay court season. I had a great week in Warsaw last week when I reached the semi-finals of a tour event.

"I couldn't have asked for a tougher draw than Dinara. She is the number one player in the world and the in-form clay court player of the season.

"I can't remember anything like that happening to me before but in the end you just have to find ways to laugh about it. What else is there to do? I'm sure there will be a few jokes about it but I can take it."

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